With over 600 YWAM locations worldwide, it can be overwhelming to pick a DTS. Here are five steps to get you started.
So you already know you want to attend a Discipleship Training School (DTS), but you’re stuck in the process of finding the one for you. I know it can be overwhelming and intimidating for some because you want to make sure you’re making the right decision - these are the next six months of your life after all ;)
Here are 5 tips that will help you pick the best DTS for you!
1. THINK ABOUT YOUR PASSIONS AND HOBBIES
There are hundreds of DTSs all over the world with different focuses that might line up with the things you’re passionate about. Take time to think about your interests and if there’s anything that sticks out to you as something you could glorify God with.
2. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?
Ask yourself, “Is there a specific country or cultural experience that would be best for me or that I would enjoy?” “Would I rather stay in my home nation or travel abroad?”
3. VISIT YWAM.ORG
After you think about these things, visit the YWAM.org website. There’s a tool that comes in handy while deciding where to do your DTS. You just plug in the regions of the world you have an interest or heart for, select any and all passions you have, and go! More likely than not, you’ll have quite a few options to choose from.
4. PRAY ABOUT IT!
I know it seems a bit cheesy, but often we get so ahead of ourselves that we forget to ask God what He wants. You already have a relationship with Him and He loves when you come to Him. I would highly recommend you ask God what DTS He wants you to be at and also just remember to involve Him in your entire process.
5. GET IN CONTACT WITH THE YWAM LOCATION
I would highly recommend writing an email or Instagram DM to the YWAM location you’re considering to see if you can set up a time to talk on the phone (if you’re into that) or continue emailing back and forth until you make a decision. They can offer you more insight and answer questions you may have!
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